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Are you worried about indoor allergens affecting your child’s health? Fall cleaning and HVAC maintenance helps to greatly reduce allergens and other pollutants in your home. Improve the indoor air quality in your Windermere, Florida, home today by following these five simple tips.

Vacuum Thoroughly

Vacuuming regularly is always a great idea when trying to improve your indoor air quality. It’s the easiest way to pick up dirt, dust, and pet dander. Always vacuum from the top down, starting with your ceiling fans, light fixtures, and corners. Work your way down to the floor, moving furniture around as you go to make sure you’re getting every nook and cranny. It’s also good to vacuum your furniture, baseboards, and window furnishings.

Using a vacuum with a HEPA filter is a must as well. A HEPA filter is made to trap very small particles so they won’t recirculate in the air. These types of vacuums are ideal for minimizing common allergens like dust and dander. You and your family are sure to breathe easier after a thorough vacuuming of the whole house this fall.

Use Eco-Friendly Cleaners

Use eco-friendly products to clean surfaces. Floors, countertops, tables, and other surfaces should be wiped down with a damp cloth and a natural cleaner that kills bacteria. There are many plant-based cleaners available that don’t contain harsh chemicals like formaldehyde, chlorine bleach, or ammonia. These common industrial cleaners make it harder to breathe because they leave behind residues on surfaces and in the air. Simple cleaners like lemon, vinegar, and baking soda are affordable and easy ways to go natural.

Wash Laundry Without Fragrances

Artificial fragrances in cleaners and soaps can trigger asthma and allergy symptoms. Launder your clothing and other household items with fragrance-free products. For a truly deep clean, wash pillows, curtains, clothing, and small rugs in hot water and use a hot dryer. Make sure to get every item of bedding too. Consider encasing pillows, mattresses, and box springs in dust-mite proof covers. These covers trap the mites inside so they can’t affect your indoor air quality.

Clean or Replace Air Filters

Another way to curb indoor air pollution is to have clean air filters in your HVAC system. Filters reduce indoor air pollution by trapping dust, dirt, and other allergens. They stop these pollutants from recirculating through your ductwork and out of your vents. Examine the state of your air filters this season. Some filters can be cleaned, while others need to be completely replaced. If you need any assistance, please contact our expert HVAC maintenance technicians today.

Service Your HVAC System

Let us help you create a cleaner home for your family this year. Regular HVAC system maintenance reduces allergens and guarantees everything is in working order. A technician will inspect, clean, and perform any necessary repairs. They’ll also prep your heater for the winter days that are coming soon. Regularly maintained HVAC systems are more energy-efficient and last longer than neglected units.

Hot and humid air creates a breeding ground for allergens, so continue to use your HVAC system on warm fall days. Resist the urge to open your windows as this action may allow more air pollutants to enter your home. Our experienced technicians can also suggest indoor air quality products designed to help you and your loved ones breathe with ease. We carry whole-house air filtration systems, air cleaners, humidifiers, and ventilators. Consider upgrading your system with a new HVAC installation that supports your allergy-reducing cleaning efforts.

We know how important it is to have fresh and clean air for healthy living — it’s why we do what we do. We care for your health and safety here at E.C. Waters Air Conditioning & Heat just like we care for our own families. Let us help you improve the air in your Windermere, Florida, home. Please call our team today at 407-603-9144 to schedule an appointment and to learn more about our indoor air quality services.

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